All The Best To You And Yours

I decided to take a hiatus from social media as well, at least until after Christmas. Let's see if I can stick with no Tweeting, no Facebooking, and no Instagramming. I might reconsider my blog hiatus. I just want to recharge for a little while. Thank you for your continued support. I can't just go … Continue reading All The Best To You And Yours

Taking a Blog Break Until The New Year

I made a you-got-to-be-kidding-me discovery. I repeated myself with my New York post, right down to the two songs selected. I merely wrote the post and didn't check as I usually do. Anytime I think of a song, I go back and check if I featured the song before. Often, I catch it, and lately, … Continue reading Taking a Blog Break Until The New Year

Music Monday: Dreaming of a New York City Christmas

Sometimes I close my eyes and take myself back to New York. It's two scenes really like the one below, take on my final day on a Central Park bench: The other came from the top of 30 Rock: So much happened on that trip, and my diversion to Albany only encompassed the tip of … Continue reading Music Monday: Dreaming of a New York City Christmas

Music Monday: Gabriel’s Message As Sung By Sting

Gabriel's Message, sometimes called 'The Angel Gabriel Came,' comes from a Basque folk song sung in churches during the Advent season. It's one of my favourite carols, lyrics based on Gabriel's visitation to Mary to tell her she's about to give birth to the Messiah. Unfortunately, the angel leaves out the part about her son … Continue reading Music Monday: Gabriel’s Message As Sung By Sting

Music Monday: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Johnny Mathis

Winnipeg had a mild fall, with a snowfall evaporating by the next day, with some people hanging onto to shorts for as long as humanly possibly. Could it be, some thought, a Christmas without snow?  December rolled in and with five days into the month, the weather laughed as if to say, Dudes, you ain't … Continue reading Music Monday: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Johnny Mathis

Music Monday: O Holy Night as Sung By Tracy Chapman

      I don't know who originally said it, but someone once wrote how  Jesus was born a refugee and died a criminal. Pretty accurate. The Jesus-as-refugee point has received a lot of attention lately as Syrians flee the country either making the crossing by boat or finally boarding a plane from temporary places … Continue reading Music Monday: O Holy Night as Sung By Tracy Chapman

This Is My Winter Song To You

It's 10 am here in Winnipeg.  I had my third cup of coffee, my mom finished watching Midnight Mass from the Vatican about an hour ago on EWTN.  My parent's place is quiet, my mom wonders if I want the TV on, but I say 'no thanks'.  I like the quiet, and I like being … Continue reading This Is My Winter Song To You

A Blog-Inspired Gift

My friend V told me the story about the strange looks given to her as she outlined her gift to me.  This came before I unwrapped the tissue paper, my first thought was alright.  My friends know me well, some of them too well, and V was no exception to either rule. "I told them … Continue reading A Blog-Inspired Gift